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08-04-2012, 05:36 PM
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5 American swimmers have accumulated 23 medals as of today accounting for almost 50% of the 53 American medals.
This is why what the soviet gymnast Larisa Latynina did decades ago with her 18 medals is far greater accomplishment. How badly can you hurt yourself in a swimming pool compared to most other disciplines? Its injury factor is almost 0.
Phelps is the most decorated Olympian of all time because of the sport he chose but he's far from the greatest.
So If I understand your thinking, the Kenyan's should be disqualified from all long distance running because no Kenyan lives closer then 20km from a school and with no cars,metro,bus you have to run to school every day. They have to jump over fallen trees, dead animals, swim across a lake, hurdle over fences, long jump the great rift valley and of course learn to sprint faster then an attacking cheetah. It's just not fair, it's automatic, if you live to reach Olympic age your an automatic winner. NOT FAIR for the rest of US.
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